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I’m deep into final revisions on Hammer of the Gods, and right now it feels like I will never be done. Nevertheless, I hold out hope that I can have it ready for a June release. So, I’ll start posting snippets from that, though they be spoilery. I’ll try to keep from giving away too much while offering tantalizing tidbits.
So, at the end of Valley of the Shadow, Braeden has kidnapped Teodora’s teenage daughter Elektra. He seeks revenge for something awful Teodora did (read Valley of the Shadow for details! Bring kleenexes!) and thinks decapitating her child might do the trick. Elektra has just realized what’s about to happen. Vica is the name of the goddess she worships and the League of Aeternos is a Jesuit-like order.
She breathed in great, ragged gasps, and tried to scramble to her feet, forgetting they were still tied together. She fell to the ground again, sharp rocks digging into her side.
“Better if you don’t make such a fuss,” Braeden said. “I promise to do it fast. The blade’s nice and sharp so I doubt you’ll feel a thing.”
“Vica will strike you down before you can harm me,” Elektra said, her voice quavering, not because she really believed it, but because she needed to hope for a miracle. She clenched her teeth, vowed not to cry, and reminded herself she was an archduchess, an acolyte of the League of Aeternos. She wouldn’t go to her death like a sniveling peasant.
Braeden laughed and said, “Surely you don’t believe that nonsense. Ah well, if it gives you comfort I suppose there’s little harm in it.”
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